Wally Taylor, MD
Board Certified American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine
What are the benefits of exposure of our bodies to red and near infrared light?
The answer to this question involves an understanding of inflammation and the role of our billions of mitochondria.
When our tissues and cells are injured by trauma, infection, or toxic chemical assault, our body’s immune system is programmed to recognize the injury-causing threat and to respond in what is called the immune response. The immune system responds with a complex response that is also termed inflammation.
The hallmarks of this inflammation response are calor (local warmth), rubor (local redness, tumor (local swelling), turgor (local induration), and dolor (local pain or tenderness). The purpose of this response is to contain and eliminate the threat and ultimately to lead to tissue regeneration and repair. It is not infrequent that this response becomes exaggerated and prolonged. This is where red and infrared photons come in.
Scientific research has clearly demonstrated that these two wavelengths (colors) of light (photons) interact directly with our body’s cells and mitochondria in a way that leads to increased cellular energy as ATP (the body’s prime energy molecule) which are like the “Bitcoins” of the body. This results in a much more rapid resolution of the inflammatory response by making it more efficient in accomplishing its purpose and more quickly eliminates it leading to dramatically more rapid and complete regeneration and repair. These wavelengths have even been shown to increase local growth factors and stem cells!
Even exercise (especially very vigorous exercise) results in microscopic cellular and tissue injury that results in inflammation. This is why these wavelengths are being used commonly on a routine basis to significantly improve post-exertional recovery in high-performance athletes.
The use of a system of total body exposure (such as with the NovoThor bed) is a very effective way to safely dose these photons to our bodies in order to achieve these beneficial effects.
Wally Taylor, MD, Austin, TX
James F. Coy, MD
Your light bed can help a lot of things.
With all the frequency therapies I think we are tapping into the communication physics of the body. I believe the body, when it is injured for whatever reason, tries to put the system in a holding pattern to let the area heal. For instance, the fascia contracts from an area that is injured and we are programmed to "do what we want" (rather than what we ought), so we ignore the message and the body ramps up inflammation and therefore pain. Now, to the mechanism(s) of fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, autism, the number of recognized autoimmune conditions and chronic pain syndromes, the same physics applies. There is an injury and restoration depends upon protection first, then repair. Molecular biology has demonstrated the injured defect and the body's chemical response. Autism, Fibromyalgia and MS are all considered autoimmune or to have autoimmune components. Frequency therapies act to mobilize and/or facilitate the mobilization of static processes. For example, inflammatory products are formed for protection and healing and they are isolated just like garbage cans are isolated so trash isn't strewn about. However, if the trash guys and gals don't come by for awhile, even the sequestered trash becomes, at least, a nuisance. The body has ways to slowly remove trash, but light and other specified frequencies get the assembly line moving, so to speak. Now, some injury defects can heal, such as fractures and sprains and bruises and strains and lacerations and abrasions, etc. However, molecularly, to protect the body from catastrophic injury the body isolates the injury and it becomes permanent. Therefore, you cannot "cure" autoimmune diseases without repairing the structural defect. Medications cover up the symptoms from the injury, such as medicines for rheumatoid arthritis, but never effect repair.
...Frequency therapies to facilitate healing and molecular repair to cure. That's it. Oxygenation, such as with HBOT, H2O2 and Ozone, is a facilitator like frequencies. There, I got all that off my chest. Thanks for the venue. You provide a wonderful service with light and massage (and laser, of course).
James F. Coy, M.D
Glenn R. Hoey, ND
Naturopathic Physician RediMedi Clinic and House Calls, USA
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Martin Chiropractic Clinic Florida, USA
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Diplomate/Board Certified Physiatrist
"The effectiveness of Low Level Laser Treatment, or Photomedicine as it is more accurately described, is fact not hype. It is a vital part of the future of medical care and I have been using the PainTHOR package in my medical practice for the past 6 years because there is no better photomedical system and the level of support from THOR is second to none."